One Dead, 7 Others Injured After Boating Accident in Conn.: Officials
State Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection officials said they’re investigating a single-vessel boating accident that happened just north of Petzold’s Marina. There were eight people on board the boat, two of which were minors between the ages of six and 12, DEEP officials said. The children were taken to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center for treatment. “The boat collided...
The Sports Bra Is a Bar That Plays One Thing: Women's Sports
Maybe you’ve run into this problem over the years: you want to catch some of the biggest female sports stars compete – only there’s nowhere to actually watch these games. That was the issue Portland native Jenny Nguyen, a sports fan and former basketball player, kept running into, so she decided to create a solution: the Sports Bra. The Sports Bra...
She Couldn't Find a Bar Showing Women's Sports, So She Opened One
Jenny Nguyen got frustrated back in 2018 when she was trying to watch the NCAA women’s basketball final, and none of the TVs at a local sports bar were showing the big game. Out of that frustration, Nguyen conceived the idea for The Sports Bra, her Portland hangout where women’s sports are always on and the best athletes in women’s...
Canceled Tours, Threatened Attractions: Tourism Contends With Climate Change
The Pacific Northwest is famous for its rain, but recent climate change has brought drought, wildfires and landslides, forcing a Portland, Oregon, tour company to restructure its outings along the Columbia River Gorge. America’s Hub World Tours canceled 360 trips while the Eagle Creek Fire burned in 2017, when areas along the river were shut down and trees and vegetation…
From Portland to Miami, Climate Change Threatens Local Tourism
For small tourism businesses across the U.S., climate change is fundamentally shifting the experiences and sites they’re able to offer clientele. “We’re seeing ski destinations without snow in the winter, we’re seeing beaches increasingly eroded,” says Expedia’s VP of sustainability, Aditi Mohapatra. “So there’s the kind of physical manifestations of climate change that are having a real impact on...
‘How to Murder Your Husband' Writer Found Guilty of Murdering Her Husband
A jury in Portland, Oregon, has convicted a self-published romance novelist — who once wrote an essay titled “How to Murder Your Husband” — of fatally shooting her husband four years ago.
1 Killed, 5 Hurt in Shooting During Protest in Portland, Oregon, Police Say
A march was planned at the Portland park to protest police violence after the killing of Amir Locke in Minneapolis in early February.
Extremely Rare Cotton Candy-Colored Lobster Caught in Maine
A lucky lobsterman in Maine just caught a 1-in-100 million lobster over the weekend. Fisherman Bill Coppersmith found a cotton candy-colored lobster in a haul from Casco Bay, News Center Maine reported. The lobster, named Haddie after Coppersmith’s granddaughter, is a 1-in-100 million catch, according to Portland-based seafood company Get Maine Lobster. Cotton candy is one of the rarest...
Pittsburgh, Portland First in U.S. to Provide Workers Bereavement Leave for Pregnancy Loss
Bereavement leave that covers miscarriages and stillbirths is rare. Even more uncommon is paid leave to recover from an abortion.
WATCH: Firefighter Body Camera Captures ‘Smoke Explosion' in Portland Blaze
Fire officials in Portland, Ore., released footage on Wednesday showing the moment several businesses combusted in what they call a “smoke explosion.”